Publications

Prosper Canada collaborates with policy makers, academics and frontline workers to build a base of evidence concerning strategies for action that empower low-income and vulnerable families.

2009
This report released by the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) indicates that SEDI's learn$ave program has had a positive effect on enrolment in adult education. What separates learn$ave from most other IDA programs implemented earlier in Canada and the United States is the presence of a control group containing participants who did not receive credits and other services, which enabled researchers to see what would have happened in the absence of learn$ave.
2009
This report emphasizes the need for suitable policy responses and intervention models to improve financial literacy and financial inclusion among Canadians who are homeless . The report identifie s the necessity for investment in staff training among transitional shelters and rent banks to offer opportunities for their clients to increase their financial knowledge and skills.
2009
This report quantifies the benefit of SEDI's Independent Living Account (ILA) program through a return on investment calculation. The study also explores the potential of expanding the ILA program to other groups vulnerable to homelessness including newcomers to Canada, urban Aboriginal Peoples, foster children, persons with mental health and/or addiction issues, and people who have come into conflict with the law.
2008
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, the Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators and SEDI hosted an international conference on financial literacy in Montreal in September 2008. The event highlighted the effectiveness of Canadian financial education efforts and examined international strategies. This report summarizes the conference's presentations and recommendations.
2008
This bilingual paper describes research undertaken to explore effective practices in the delivery and evaluation of financial literacy programs in Canada and abroad, in an effort to contribute to the identification of best practices and innovative delivery.
2008
This bilingual report provides a national perspective of financial literacy products and services for people with disabilities, and identifies gaps and best practices, stressing the need for individualized financial literacy approaches.
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